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PEEC Youth Arts (Participate. Explore. Engage. Create)


The Athenaeum Music & Arts outreach program provides free educational opportunities on music, the visual arts and art practice to K–12 students throughout San Diego County. The following programs are currently available: Journey Through Music, Journey Through Art History, and Journey Through Art Practice. Each presentation adheres to the Visual and Performing Arts standards, intertwining music and the visual arts with math, geography, science, social studies, and history. In addition, we offer free teen programs in La Jolla and Logan Heights.


For information or to schedule a program, please use the following contacts:


Journey Through Music: Judith Oishei; (858) 454-5872;

Journey Through Art History, Journey Through Art Practice, Teen Program in Logan Heights: Daniela Kelly; (619) 269-1981;

PEEC Youth Arts, teen program in La Jolla: Lidia Rossner; (858) 454-5872;



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(13–18 years old) 

FRIDAYS 4:30–6:30 PM


PEEC Youth Arts, the Athenaeum’s new, free, program for teens offers a rotation of multidisciplinary art instructors and curricular activities involving the use of the Athenaeum library resources as a starting point for projects.


Partly underwritten by Esther Shapiro; Brunswick and Matoff Foundation, Brad Shapiro; Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation, Doug Dawson; The Pacific View Foundation; and others.


Register: Click below or call (858-454-5872) or email:


Class schedule:


January 10, 17, 24, 31;

February 7, 21, 28;

March 6;

April 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


NOTE: The March 13 and April 3 classes have been cancelled.

No class: (2020) Feb. 14, Mar. 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3



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(13–18 years old) 



The Teen Open Studio at the Athenaeum Art Center is a free program especially designed to engage local teens and highlight the diversity of teaching artists throughout San Diego. 


From painting to printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and photography, participating teens will have the opportunity to explore a variety of media and teaching styles. Field trips, gallery visits, and special events will round out the experience. The Teen Open Studio takes place on Tuesday from 3:30–5:00 p.m. at the Athenaeum Art Center in Logan Heights (1955 Julian Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113).


To register for the Teen Open Studio at the Athenaeum Art Center or for additional information, please contact Daniela Kelly; (619) 269-1981;


On average, we have about 10 students, ages 13–18.


Class schedule:


February: 4, 11, 18, 25

March: 3, 10, 17, 24

April: 7, 14, 21, 28

May: 5, 12, 19, 26


No class: (2020) Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 & Mar. 31